Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Spurs striker Darren Bent has tipped the Lilywhites to sign Aston Villa colossus Tyrone Mings as a potential £30 million defensive asset – with the 6ft 5 titan potentially being a considerable replacement option to fan favourite Jan Vertonghen.
Mings, starting 32 Premier League games for the club this season, has been one of the shining lights during Villa’s relegation-threatened campaign – even earning praise from Tottenham superstar Harry Kane for his reaction to being racially abused against Bulgaria last year.
Now, with Spurs potentially in the market for a new defender who can sure up Jose Mourinho’s back line, Bent thinks chairman Daniel Levy should consider a swoop for Mings as part of the answer – even if he could cost £30m.
“Toby Alderweireld is a massive player for them and if they can keep him fit, great,” stated Bent to Football Insider.
“The toughy with Spurs is – and this is where the difficulty is going to come with this team – where can they go and strengthen and where are they going to find that player?
“For them, I thought well you need defenders, I thought what about Tyrone Mings going from Aston Villa to Spurs?
“£30million, natural left-sided player, he’s got a little bit of pace about him as well and so that could work. I’d be surprised if they’re not in the market for him.”
According to WhoScored, Mings has averaged more clearances per 90 than any Tottenham player in the Premier League this season – with England manager Gareth Southgate lauding the player as ‘outstanding‘.
Whether or not we do swoop for the titan remains to be seen, but given Mings’ accolades over 2019/2020, it could be a transfer up for consideration.